AN ACCOUNTING technology firm has created 12 jobs after unveiling a support centre in Bournemouth.

The opening of an office in Westbourne comes on top of a 162 per cent revenue rise this year for the business, iplicit.

The cloud accounting company was set up in 2019 by the founders of Exchequer Software Ltd, including Poole-based chief executive Rob Steele.

Exchequer Software was previously based in Bournemouth’s Wootton Gardens.

Mr Steele said: “We’re continuing to respond to the challenges of Covid-19 with agility.

“That’s why we’ve not only invested heavily in customers – in terms of platform choice – but also our employees so they can have more of a work-life balance throughout a challenging economic climate.

“Our Bournemouth-based customer services centre will be a critical hub of activity where we can strengthen our relationships and prioritise the user experience, as well as develop our talented team’s skillsets even further,” he added.

The Westbourne site will provide more flexibility for hybrid working staff and allow for growth.

iplicit’s software, which integrates with other cloud applications, is used by more than 350 organisations and 5,000 active users daily.

The business, with existing offices in London and Dublin, has customers in 52 countries and says it is on track to deliver the service to more than 2,000 organisations and more than 30,000 active users by 2025.

It aims to hire another 40-50 staff, 20 of whom are expected to join within 18 months.

iplicit says it has rolled out several key software features this year, including authorisation workflows to provide organisations with transactions and approvals control; automated currency rates with live updates of exchange rates; dashboards on its mobile app to better understand key performance indicators; and easier visibility of requisitions, orders, goods received and invoices.

A stock control function is set to be launched before the end of the year.

iplicit was named Mid-Market and Enterprise Accounting Software of the Year last year by Accounting Excellence.